Albert Ching

Managing Editor
Los Angeles, CA
Tempe, AZ

Hello! I'm Albert Ching, managing editor at CBR. I've been writing about comic books professionally in one form or another since 2006 and thoroughly unprofessionally for about a decade before that. In my journalism career, I've also written about music, TV, movies, visual art, opera, modern dance, pro wrestling and frisbee. I'm a semi-frequent contributor to The Atlantic, and once appeared on a Canadian radio show as a "Dancing with the Stars" expert. One time I interviewed Newt Gingrich at a Barnes and Noble.

I'm originally from Tempe, Arizona, but was lured out to Southern California after repeated viewings of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." By the time I figured out that most of what passed for San Dimas was actually filmed a few miles away from my parents' home in AZ, it was already too late.

FIRST COMIC: The first series I actively pursued every issue of was Archie's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" book, which was considerably more bonkers than the cartoon in all the right ways (Cudley the Cowlick?).

FAVORITE CHARACTER: Spider-Man

Articles By Albert Ching

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Dan DiDio to Hear Whoopi Goldberg’s Pitch on "The View"

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment co-publisher Dan DiDio is set to appear on "The View" Friday, to hear co-host Whoopi Goldberg's idea for a comic book series.

Marvel Reveals "Cable & X-Force"/"Uncanny X-Force" Crossover Covers

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Cable & X-Force" and "Uncanny X-Force" will cross over in January, and Marvel Comics has released all four covers to the "Vendetta" event.

Layman Builds Batman a Brighter Gotham City in "Gothtopia"

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Gothtopia" creator writer John Layman spoke with CBR News about crafting a shinier, happier Gotham City in the January-launching Bat-book crossover.

"Arrow" Ratings Up, Hit Highest Demo Number Since February

Thu, October 17th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Following disappointing season premiere ratings, Tuesday's "Arrow" was up in total viewers, with the best number since February in the 18-49 demo.

George Pérez Gives Health Update, Says Eye Surgery Imminent

Wed, October 16th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Providing an update on his ongoing eye struggles, celebrated artist George Pérez says he will likely have conventional surgery in the immediate future.

Romero Explains Why "Empire of the Dead" Had to Be a Comic Book

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Legendary director George A. Romero brings his signature zombie mayhem to Marvel and New York in "Empire of the Dead." Plus, exclusive art.

Snyder's Superman/Batman Movie to Film at College Football Game

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

The untitled "Man of Steel" sequel is set to film in Los Angeles this weekend, during halftime of an East Los Angeles College football game.

Malekith Rises in "Thor: The Dark World" Clip

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

With only a few weeks before "Thor: The Dark World" debuts in theaters, a new clip focuses on the film's villain, Malekith, played by Christopher Eccleston.

"Superman Unchained" Skips January; "Vibe," "Katana" Ending

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

CBR News has confirmed that "Superman Unchained" will skip January, while "Katana" and "Justice League of America's Vibe" end in December.

Yost Puts the New Back in "New Warriors"

Tue, October 15th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's "New Warriors" are back! Writer Chris Yost tells CBR what he and artist Marcus To have in store for Nova, Justice, Speedball, Scarlet Spider and the rest of the team.

Gordon-Levitt Denies "Ant-Man" Reports

Mon, October 14th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt has denied a Monday report saying he and Paul Rudd are front-runners to star in Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" film.

NYCC: Superior Spider-Man Panel - New "Captain Marvel" and More Announced

Sun, October 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Marvel's final panel of New York Comic Con put the spotlight on "Superior Spider-Man" and related books, with announcements of new "Captain Marvel," "Elektra," "Punisher" and "New Warriors" series.

NYCC: Green Lantern - "Lights Out" Panel

Sun, October 13th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

On the final day of New York Comic Con, Robert Venditti, Charles Soule, Justin Jordan, Van Jensen and Bernard Chang discussed "Lights Out" and all the latest in DC Comics' Green Lantern franchise.

NYCC: Jeph Loeb, Cast Members Talk "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD"

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: TV/Film

Jeph Loeb, head of Marvel TV, discussed "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Saturday evening at New York Comic Con along with cast members Iain De Caestecker (Fitz) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Simmons).

NYCC: "Inhumanity" and All-New Marvel NOW! Panel

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

It's already been an announcement-heavy show for Marvel, and the publisher showed no sign of stopping Saturday afternoon, revealing new "Iron Patriot," "Ghost Rider" and "Silver Surfer" series starting in 2014.

NYCC: Humphries Heads to the Very, Very Far Future in "Avengers A.I."

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

"Avengers A.I." takes a trip to the 130th century in January, and series writer Sam Humphries tells CBR News about crafting the Marvel Universe of the far-flung future, and what Ant-Man has to do with it all.

NYCC: Charles Soule Introduces Ghost Rider to "Thunderbolts"

Sat, October 12th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Ghost Rider is the latest addition to Marvel's dysfunctional antihero team, and writer Charles Soule spoke with CBR News about what his presence means for the book, and the threat that gets his attention.

NYCC: Scott Snyder Announces Stephanie Brown's New 52 Debut

Fri, October 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

Scott Snyder has announced the imminent debut of Stephanie Brown in the New 52, saying the much missed fan-favorite character will appear in "Batman: Eternal" as Spoiler.

NYCC: Batman Panel - Stephanie Brown's Return Revealed

Fri, October 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

The Caped Crusader gets the spotlight Friday evening at New York Comic Con, with DC Comics creators including Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Peter Tomasi, John Layman, Marc Andreyko and Ann Nocenti talking Batman.

NYCC: DC Entertainment - All Access Panel

Fri, October 11th, 2013 | Category: Comic Books

DC Entertainment took the stage Friday at New York Comic Con to discuss DC Comics, Vertigo and DC Digital, with panelists including Scott Snyder, Lee Bermerjo, Kyle Higgins, Dustin Nguyen and Derek Fridolfs.

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